Investigation into the prophylactic and therapeutic activity of coenzyme Q10 against COVID-19

Ali AL-Samydai, Maha N Abu Hajleh, Amal Akour, Naeem Shalan, Nisrein Jaber, Lidia Kamal Al-Halaseh, Muhammed Alzweiri
2021 Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research  
Purpose: To evaluate the anti-SARS CoV-2 effect of Coenzyme Q 10, Ubiquinol-10, and idebenone, which have beneficial therapeutic applications against diverse virus types, using molecular docking approach.Methods: The potential activity of Coenzyme Q10, Ubiquinol-10, and Idebenone against viral infections was explored through the collection of data from relevant literature, and by modelling these compounds virtually, using in silico investigation methods.Results: Coenzyme Q10 and ubiquinol-10
more » ... wed significant docking performance. They interacted with numerous amino acid residues of the main protease of SARS-CoV-2 ACE2 (7C8J), Alpha thrombin (1AE8), TYRO (4TS1) protein targets sides, SARS-coronavirus Orf7a accessory protein (1XAK), TNF (1RJ8), and Cytokine/receptor (1I1R).Conclusion: The findings of our study showed promising inhibitory activities of the selected compounds against the main proteases of SARS-CoV-2. Consequently, these compounds have theoretical effects on inhibiting the viral entry, reproduction, and ultimately the prevention and/or treatment of the SARSCoV2 infection.
doi:10.4314/tjpr.v20i11.22 fatcat:cqsf6pedybbu7cnxmjk35ojhje